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U.K. prepares for major reopening as new COVID-19 variant sparks worry

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Travelers in England were packing their bags, bartenders were polishing their glasses and performers were warming up as Britain prepared Sunday for a major step out of lockdown — but with clouds of worry on the horizon. Excitement at the reopening of travel and hospitality vied with anxiety that …

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U.K. officials race to test, vaccinate as COVID-19 variant threatens reopening plans

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Britain deployed public health officials, supported by the army, to distribute COVID-19 tests door-to-door in two northern England towns on Saturday in an effort to contain a fast-spreading variant that threatens plans to lift all lockdown restrictions next month. Cases of a strain first identified in India have more …

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U.K. allows indoor pints and movie theatres. When will Canada relax COVID-19 rules?

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

As the United Kingdom slowly eases COVID-19 restrictions, such as allowing people to have a pint indoors or take in a football game, experts say Canada may be months away from following suit. And that’s only if vaccination distribution continues to ramp up and people maintain COVID-19 restrictions such …

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Canada should look to Britain for a view of a COVID-19 future, experts say

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

On May 3, the British government announced that only one person had died of COVID-19 in the previous 24 hours. It was a sharp turn around in a little over three months, from the country’s worst ever death toll in the pandemic, to almost none. Read more: COVID-19 vaccine …

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U.K. has ‘good chance’ of ditching COVID-19 social distancing rule by June: Boris Johnston

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Britain is on course to ditch the COVID-19 social distancing rule requiring people to stay at least one metre apart towards the end of next month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday. Johnson’s government has set out a roadmap to end lockdown restrictions in stages as widespread vaccinations …

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COVID-19 variants leave less ‘room for error’ in loosening restrictions: experts

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As Canada-wide coronavirus case counts gradually fall, talk of reopening plans has risen again. Quebec is set to loosen restrictions next week, Alberta will ease some restrictions on gyms, restaurants and bars in the coming days, and Ontario is on pace to reopen more schools. But the hope of …

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Drugmakers partner to develop COVID-19 vaccines aimed at new variants – National

Drugmakers partner to develop COVID-19 vaccines aimed at new variants - National

Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline said Wednesday it will work with a German biopharmaceutical company to develop new vaccines targeting emerging variants of COVID-19 amid concerns that some mutations are making the virus harder to combat. Read more: Tam warns of coronavirus variants as new cases emerge across Canada GSK plans to …

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U.K. sees early signs coronavirus infections levelling off amid new lockdown – National

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Some tentative signs emerged Friday to suggest that the U.K.’s coronavirus resurgence is levelling off after wide-ranging restrictions were imposed. In its weekly survey of new infections, Britain’s statistics agency said the rate of growth of the virus in England appeared to be slowing around the time a new …

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U.K. PM to urge people to work from home if they can as coronavirus cases spike – National

U.K. PM to urge people to work from home if they can as coronavirus cases spike - National

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell people on Tuesday to work from home and will impose new curbs on pubs, bars and restaurants in a bid to tackle the swiftly accelerating second wave of the coronavirus outbreak. In an address to Parliament at 1130 GMT and then to …

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Pet cat tests positive for coronavirus in 1st animal case for U.K. – National

Pet cat tests positive for coronavirus in 1st animal case for U.K. - National

A pet cat has tested positive in England for the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19, the government said on Monday in the first confirmed case of an animal being infected with the virus in Britain. The British environment ministry said “all available evidence” suggested the cat had contracted the coronavirus …

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